Andreas Blunck

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Andreas Blunck.

Max Andreas Blunck (20 December 1871 – 12 April 1933) was a German politician of the liberal German Democratic Party (DDP). He served as Minister of Justice in the government of Hermann Müller from March to June 1920.

Biography[edit]

Blunck was born on 20 December 1871 in Krempe in the Prussian Province of Schleswig-Holstein.[1]

After attending the Gymnasium in Glückstadt, Blunck studied law and the Chinese language in Berlin. In 1894, he started working as a public servant in Hamburg. After being awarded a Dr.jur. in Jena in 1898, he began working as a lawyer in Hamburg. From 1904 to 1918, Blunck was a member of the Hamburg Bürgerschaft (the local parliament) for a rural area.[1][2]

In 1912, he was elected as the Reichstag delegate for the TondernHusumEiderstedt constituency for the Freisinnige Volkspartei.[1][2]

In the German Revolution, he was arrested by the local radical Workers' council on 8 December 1918.

He was a DDP member of the Weimar National Assembly in 1919 to 1920 and a DDP member of the Reichstag from 1920 to 1924.[1]

After the Kapp-Lüttwitz Putsch of March 1920, Blunck became justice minister in the government of Hermann Müller (SPD). The government resigned in June 1920 after the Reichstag elections.[1]

He died in Aumühle on 12 April 1933.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Files of the Reichskanzlei: Andreas Blunck (German)". Bundesarchiv. Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Files of the Reichskanzlei: Das Kabinett Müller I (German)". Bundesarchiv. Retrieved 26 December 2013.